Nonprofit hoping for ‘win-win’ with Etsy

Thursday, July 3, 2014
FuzeHub, an Albany nonprofit that works with small and mid-sized manufacturers across the state, will kick off a pilot project next week to gauge the needs of Etsy sellers and see whether New York manufacturers might help.

Anglers are finding that fish are biting

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Good time to get out on the water.

Must be garage sale season

Sunday, June 29, 2014
It’s time for garage sales, also vacation season (for many of us), so I rummaged around my head to see what was eligible to be jettisoned before perambulating to points westward.

Skills competition good for youth players

Sunday, June 29, 2014
The future of golf depends on introducing young players to the game and developing their emerging talents. What better way to spark that interest and gauge their abilities than the national Drive, Chip and Putt competition?

Panza right man for the job

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Martin Panza cracked up when it was suggested that perhaps a small part of him was curious to see how Belmont Stakes Day would’ve performed without a Triple Crown on the line.
“No,” he said emphatically, with a laugh.
Gift horse, mouth, etc.

Boy Scout perseveres after fire

Saturday, June 28, 2014
A Boy Scout will be doing his Eagle Scout project this Sunday in Ballston Spa. Which doesn’t sound so remarkable, barely even newsworthy, except that Edward Rock and his dad were burned out of their Malta home — and basically lost everything — less than two weeks ago.

Two businesses on Forest Ave. in Amsterdam stand the test of time

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Two long-standing Forest Avenue businesses, Mohawk Dairy and Tuman’s tavern, were profiled in the Rockton booklet published as part of the recent tour of that part of Amsterdam.
Bassist Holland brings years of playing — and listening — to Jazz Fest

Bassist Holland brings years of playing — and listening — to Jazz Fest

Thursday, June 26, 2014
"Any band I put together starts with the players and starts also with an idea,” said jazz bassist Dave Holland, who leads Prism on Sunday at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

On-board chargers help trolling motors

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Since I put my boat in the water last month, I’ve witnessed some boater’s problems with their electronics at the launch sites, namely their electric trolling motors. They’ve either had little or no power. As a long-time bass fisherman for fun and cash, I learned a long time ago that as soon as I got home, I should charge my trolling motor batteries.

Grocery industry growing organic

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Whole Foods is part of a segment of the grocery industry called “fresh format,” a niche popular with consumers for its focus on natural, organic, ethnic and, of course, top-quality fresh products. The category’s numbers may be small — passing just 1,000 stores nationwide last year — but its sales grew a respectable 10.4 percent in 2013 to $14 billion.

Fagan's book illustrates challenges faced by gay athletes

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
She just wanted to play ball.
Toward that end, she convinced her mom to take her to Hot Cuts at Mohawk Mall in Niskayuna, a soon-to-be extinct clump of stores that would reappear years later as the big-box Mohawk Commons.
Then 8, and the only girl on her Little League baseball team, she asked for a short haircut, the better to accommodate a cap and batting helmet. And she got one. Like, short short.

Eagle Crest owner dominates seniors

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Bill Paulsen Jr. owns his own golf course, but he plays some of his best rounds away from home. The general manager/owner of Eagle Crest Golf Club won his sixth straight Saratoga County Amateur senior division crown last weekend with a 73 at The Edison Club to win by seven shots. The opening round, scheduled for his own course, was rained out.

Inmates, horses getting second chances

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Dax Rodriguez is 43 and has spent almost half his life in prison for attempted murder. “Cold-hearted … callous … calculated. I didn’t care about nobody or nothing,” is how the Bronx native described himself on Thursday.

Rise in electrical demand taxes grid

Saturday, June 21, 2014
The accumulated demands on New York state’s electric power grid are growing — and we have ourselves to thank.

The man with the elaborate signature

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Francis E. Spinner, the nineteenth century U.S. Treasurer who developed an elaborate signature to prevent counterfeiting of currency, spent time in his youth apprenticed to saddle and harness maker David DeForest in Amsterdam.

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